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School-Year Screen-Time Rules from a Teacher
This article is part of Common Sense Media's Parent Voices series, which provides a platform for opinions about parenting in the digital age. All ideas expressed are the writer's own. Last year... read more
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What Apple's iOS 12 Parental Controls Mean for You
If you've been shopping around for parental controls to help manage your kids' Apple devices, you might want to put on the brakes: The operating system, iOS 12, has a feature called Screen Time that... read more
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Regan McMahon
Deputy Editor, Books | Mom of two
Why Your Kid Should Read Banned Books
What do The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Catcher in the Rye, The Great Gatsby, Native Son, To Kill a Mockingbird, Fahrenheit 451, and The Adventures of Captain Underpants have in common? At... read more
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Michael Robb
Director of Research | Dad of two
Why Watching TV and Movies Is Better Together
Parents tend to worry about exactly how much screen time is appropriate for kids. The guidelines can be confusing -- and there's no magic number that's right for all families. The truth is what kids... read more
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Sierra Filucci
Executive Editor, Parenting Content and Distribution | Mom of two
How to Raise a Good Human in a Digital World
As parents, we have many hopes for our kids. We want them to grow up to live happy, successful lives. We hope they'll find love, maybe have kids of their own, and pursue their dreams. But at the... read more
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Regan McMahon
Deputy Editor, Books | Mom of two
Practical Tips for Parents of Exceptional Readers
Kids reading is something to celebrate. But if your kid's an advanced reader -- a preschooler who’s already reading, or an elementary or middle school kid who’s reading way above grade level -- ... read more
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Christine Elgersma
Senior Editor, Apps| Mom of one
6 Research-Backed Sites and Apps That Can Boost Your Kid's Report Card
For many parents and kids grading season isn't the slam-dunk, high-five, fist-bumping celebration you were hoping for. But you don't need to hire an expensive tutor or run off to the after-school... read more
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Erin Wilkey Oh
Executive Editor, Education | Mom of two
5 Teacher-Approved Apps to Boost Kindergarten Skills
If you have a brand-new kindergartner, you may be wondering -- or worrying about -- school readiness. Many parents of this age spend the weeks leading up to the first day of school practicing... read more
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